Guess what? Evolution of Smooth has come out with something new for winter – the eos Holiday Lip Balm Collection!
It includes 3 full-size, organic eos lip balms in the following flavours: Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, and Passion Fruit.
The purple one (Passion Fruit) is a new and limited-edition flavour.
This is a cute little set that would be perfect for splitting with your friends or for a little stocking stuffer. Yup, Christmas will be here before you know it!
When I see all 3 lip balms neatly lined up in this package, it reminds me of either a set of golf balls or Easter eggs! Either way, it looks simply adorable!
Now, you’ll remember that not long ago, I reviewed the eos Honeysuckle Honeydew Lip Balm on here. I went into great detail about the packaging, the moisturizing effects of the lip balm, etc. Please refer to that if you want an in-depth review about those factors.
In this review, I’m focusing solely on describing the individual flavours since the other elements (i.e. packaging, moisturizing effectiveness) are the same as the Honeysuckle Honeydew one.
eos Holiday Lip Balm Collection Pictures (Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint & Passion Fruit)
* = Organic
¹ = Component of natural flavour
² = Component of Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*
eos Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm Ingredients
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire D’Abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavour (Aroma), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Limonene¹, and Linalool¹.
eos Sweet Mint Lip Balm Ingredients
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire D’Abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Limonene², and Linalool².
eos Passion Fruit Lip Balm Ingredients
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire D’Abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavour (Aroma), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion) Flower Extract*, Limonene¹, and Linalool¹.
- Moisturizes lips
- Leaves lips feeling soft & smooth
- Name: eos Holiday Lip Balm Collection
- Lip Balm Flavours in the eos Holiday Lip Balm Collection: Strawberry Sorbet (pink), Sweet Mint (green) & Passion Fruit (purple)
- All Lip Balm Flavours Available: Honeysuckle Honeydew, Summer Fruit, Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, Lemon Drop SPF 15, Medicated Tangerine & Passion Fruit
- Amount: 3 x 7 g (0.25 oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR. The set retails for $9.99 CAD.)
- Where to Buy: eos website (some flavours sold individually – didn’t see this set up there yet), drugstore.com & select drugstores
- Edit: If you’re Canadian and are trying to find these, I’ve been told that these should already be at Giant Tiger, Zellers, Paragon, and RW&Co.
eos Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm Review
I’m pretty wary about trying strawberry lip products. In the past, all the ones I’ve ever tried had the same kind of plasticy, artificial kind of strawberry scent and flavour that I don’t like and that sometimes even gives me a mild headache. But eos added that description of “Sorbet” to the name, so I was curious.
I was taken completely by surprise with this one – I really liked it! It actually reminds me of a really good strawberry ice cream instead of sorbet, though.
This flavour and scent reminds me of when I was a kid. (For some reason, my parents often bought strawberry ice cream when I was very young, but got different flavours as I got older.) For the nostalgic reason alone, I like it, but for the fact that it is strawberry lip balm that doesn’t make me nauseous, it’s a true winner!
eos Sweet Mint Lip Balm Review
This was the first one in the pack that I tried because I’m a big fan of minty lip products. Usually they make your pout tingle while making you feel like it’s freshening up your breath. I normally like to wear minty balms in the morning and throughout the day because it wakes me up.
eos Sweet Mint is a soft, powdery kind of mint. It smells like those little mint candies that come in pastel shades and that are usually square-shaped (like little pillows). The mint is noticeable, but it isn’t overpowering. You’ll definitely notice your lips tingling a bit after you put this on. It’s a very energetic fresh fragrance.
eos Passion Fruit Lip Balm Review
I didn’t know what to expect from the eos Passion Fruit Lip Balm because I have tried a bunch of different beauty products and food items claiming to have passion fruit in them, but they were all really different. And I don’t think I’ve ever eaten passion fruit by itself.
Passion Fruit is a limited-edition flavour. I wanted to like it because that would make it more special, but it turns out that this was my least favourite of the bunch!
Since I’ve never had a passion fruit solo, I’m just going to describe what this smells like. It has exotic leanings, for sure…and it’s strange – almost perfumey! There’s a sharp sweetness, and I get a little bit of floral. While I can’t pinpoint what kind of floral it is exactly, it’s definitely there.
I’m not a fan of florals, and it gave me this weird taste in my mouth when I wore it. Again, it’s hard to describe, but it’s similar to the taste I got when I wore this one Revlon lipstick in the 90s. There’s a perfumey flavour, so I’m not a fan of this one at all, sadly. If you actually do like floral fragrances, then you may actually fall in love with it.
Final Verdict: 9/10
These are all everyday lip balms that offer light moisturization. I like how they’ve come out with a nice variety pack with several different flavours and even put out a limited-edition one. Even if I didn’t like Passion Fruit, someone else might. This is a fun little pack to get so you can try out more flavours at once.
I gave this set a high score despite me not really caring for one of them because my love for the Strawberry Sorbet one blew me away and compensated for Passion Fruit.
My picks (in order of my most favourite to my least favourite) from this pack are: Strawberry Sorbet (this one’s seriously delicious smelling and tasting!), Sweet Mint (cooling, soothing, and refreshing), and then Passion Fruit (too floral and perfumey).
Now, you may wonder how eos Honeysuckle Honeydew stacks up compared to these. I’d place it in between Strawberry Sorbet and Sweet Mint.
Have you tried any of these flavours? Did the cute packaging also remind you of golf balls or Easter eggs? Have you ever eaten passion fruit? If so, can you please describe how it tastes to you?
Edit: So excited! Just found out that this review was featured on eos’ website in the press section! You can click the image to go to the page.
Here’s a screenshot: